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Homemade eggnog—season’s sipping, without Salmonella

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Dec. 24 is National Eggnog Day, but the holiday treat is readily available weeks before that. Getting thirsty?

Eggnog: Season’s sipping—safely!

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While commercially made eggnog is stocked in stores as early as mid-October, some families still prefer to celebrate the season with a homemade version.

Minding meat temperature is key to safe grilling

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Summer holidays, and most other days, are great times to cook and enjoy Virginia-grown foods outdoors—safely, with attention to meat temperatures, while grilling.

Farmers need to prepare for Produce Safety Rule

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The Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule will go into full implementation for large U.S. farms in the summer of 2019. But recordkeeping must start this year.

Food Safety Modernization Act goes into effect Jan. 26

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The Food Safety Modernization Act will go in effect Jan. 26. Considered the most sweeping update of U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years, it will affect the nation’s largest-scale produce growers, including some in Virginia.

Homemade eggnog—season’s sipping, sans Salmonella

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While commercially made eggnog is available as early as mid-October, some families still prefer to celebrate the season with a homemade version.

Sell-by date confusion to be cleared up soon

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Many Americans have no idea what “sell by” labels actually mean. So after 40 years of letting consumers guess, the grocery industry has made a move to clear up the confusion.

Cook meat to proper temperatures to prevent foodborne illness

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As outdoor temperatures rise, so does the use of grills. Whenever you’re grilling—outdoors or inside—it’s critical to cook meat to the proper temperature.

Proposed rule could help consumers make informed food choices

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has proposed an amendment to nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products.

Farm organizations urging Dannon to drop deceitful marketing

The American Farm Bureau Federation has joined with other farm organizations to urge food companies to recognize that farmers’ sustainability goals can’t be achieved without the use of modern agricultural practices.

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